Frankfurt RCM 82 DAB

The return of a legend!


The relaunched cult car radio from the 90s with modern technology and many new features!

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The classic 90s car radio returns!

The relaunched cult car radio “Frankfurt RCM 82 DAB” with many new features!

Over the years, some models have become true cult objects. Now we present the new interpretation of the popular 1-DIN car radio and combine the unique selling points of the 90s model with new technologies and functions. The result is the Blaupunkt “Frankfurt RCM 82 DAB”.

Its operating concept, simple design and crystal-clear reception contributed significantly to the popularity of the original Frankfurt RCM 82. In the new edition, we have adopted the styling of the original model, but at the same time given the radio a modern Vario Colour illumination for the keys and display.

Thanks to the Blaupunkt Codem IV FM RDS and DAB+ tuner, first-class reception also remains a strength of the new youngtimer car radio. New are the numerous interfaces, including two USB ports, an Aux connection and a microSD slot.

Audio streaming via Bluetooth is also not a dream of the future for the returning legend. Moreover, the radio bears the “Made for iPhone/iPod” label and ensures appropriate compatibility.

The audio sources can all be selected directly via buttons, and many other settings can also be accessed directly at the touch of a button. Further functions are located in the clearly structured menu, which is presented in German or English. All settings are permanently stored even if the battery is disconnected. This means that the entertainer from the 90s has arrived in the present.

The new “Frankfurt RCM 82 DAB” has a short installation depth – ideal for youngtimers with shortened installation slots. But it is not only the car radio itself that takes the user on a journey through time; the packaging of the device has also been elaborately designed and modelled on the original.

From the cassette compartment to modern media

The interfaces of the media port enable you to conveniently play your music collection via microSD, USB, audio input or even with an iPod/iPhone. Small pen drives and microSDs can also be used with the flap closed to preserve the original look.




Interesting for youngtimers / oldtimers

The original device was often installed in the VW Golf III, Ford Escort, BMW E30/E34/E36, Opel Kadett, MB W124/R129/W140, Porsche 911/944/928 and many more in the 90s. Now it returns as “Frankfurt RCM 82 DAB” in the old guise, but with the latest technology. And with “Variocolour” (4,096 colors), the illuminated buttons and the display can be perfectly matched to the color of the car model for a coherent overall picture.




  • High-End CODEM IV World-tuner
  • FM, AM, DAB, DAB+ Tuner with radiotext/DLS
  • Traffic function
  • Travelstore
  • Service following
  • Introscan Presets and Band


  • USB (2x), microSD with MP2, MP3, WMA, FLAC, M4A (AAC), APE, WAV Support
  • Analog audio input on the front (AUX-IN)
  • Apple iPod Support


  • Telephony via int. or ext. microphone
  • Audiostreaming with trackinfo
  • Audio mix-option for mobile navigation
  • Voice assistant support (e.g. Siri, Google, Alexa)
  • Automatically switch on when there is an incoming call (Wake-up on call)
  • Two phones can be connected at the same time (Twin-Connect)
  • Phonebook access


  • Digital signal processing (DSP)
  • 2x 14-band equalizer (front and rear channels separately adjustable)
  • Sound presets
  • Loudness
  • 4-channel pre-amp out + subwoofer preamp output
  • 4 x 50 Watt


  • Adjustable illumination color of buttons and display (Vario Colour, 4,096 colors)
  • 2-line display
  • Brightness control of display and keys (DIM function)
  • Direct access to all audio sources
  • Permanenter memory
  • Short body (low installation depth)
  • IR-remote control option, RC-10 compatible
  • Steering wheel remote control support (analog SWC input)
Technical specifications


Tuner Type High-End Automotive Tuner Blaupunkt CODEM IV
World Tuner (switchable) EU, USA, South America, Thailand
Frequency bands FM, AM, DAB, DAB+
Frequency band FM 87.5 – 108 MHz
Frequency band MW 531- 1602/ 530- 1710 kHz
Channels (frequency band) DAB/ DAB+ 5A- 13F (174,928- 239,200 MHz)
Station memory 15x FM, 10x AM, 15x DAB
Station memory levels deactivatable FM2, FMT, AM, AMT, DAB2, DAB3
Station display (PS) Yes
Radiotext/ Radiotext Plus (RT/ RT+) Yes/ No
Display DLS/ ENSEMBLE/ SERVICE Yes/ Yes/ Yes
Alternate frequency function (AF) Yes
Traffic Radio (TA) FM/ DAB Yes/ Yes
RDS Time (CT) Yes
Enhanced Oth. Netw. (EON) Yes
Regional function (REG) Yes
Program type identifier (PTY) FM/ DAB Yes/ Yes
PTY Seek FM/ DAB Yes/ Yes
Travelstore/ Number of Presets for Travelstore Yes/ 5x FMT, 5x AMT
Band Scan + Preset Scan FM/ DAB Yes/ Yes
Sensitivity (FM) Two levels (lo / dx)
Noise suppression (FM) Yes
Hi-Cut (FM) Yes (multi-level switchable)
DAB-DAB Service following Yes
DAB-FM Service following Yes
Service scan Yes
Ensemble/ Service selection Yes/ Yes
Ensemble/ Service browsing Yes/ Yes
Frequency response FM 30 – 15.000 Hz +/- 3 dB
Frequency response DAB 20 – 20.000 Hz +/- 3 dB


AUX front Yes (3.5 mm jack)
AUX detection/ automatic source activation Yes
USB front Yes (type A, recessed jack)
USB rear Yes (type A, cable)
Memory card reader Yes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC)
Concealed front inputs Yes (USB & microSD usable with flap closed)
Compatible file system (USB, memory cards) FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
Maximum storage size (USB, memory cards) > 128 GB
Maximum file/folder count (USB, memory cards) > 30,000
Playback formats MP2, MP3, WMA, FLAC, M4A(AAC), APE, WAV
Display options ID3V2 (title, artist, album), folder, file, playtime
Folder & file browsing Yes
Scrolling Yes (single/ continuously)
iPod, iPhone control Yes (USB front and rear)
Shuffle folder/ media Yes/ Yes
Repeat Title/ Folder/ All Yes/ Yes/ Yes
Mix / Repeat / Scan Yes/ Yes/ Yes


Phone call Yes
Internal microphone Yes
Connectivity ext. microphone Yes
Answer/ reject call Yes/ Yes
Access phonebook Yes (max. 1000 numbers)
Audio streaming Yes
Audio streaming ID3 track display Yes (Title, Artist, Album, Playtime)
Voice assistant access (e.g. Siri, Google, Alexa) Yes
Cell phone navigation audio mix Yes
Auto wake-up on call Yes (when radio off + ignition on)
Fast pairing without PIN Yes
Automatic reconnection Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0 LE
Number of paired devices max. last 5
No. of devices connected at the same time max. 2 (Twin Connect)
Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, SPP
Audio Codecs aptX, AAC, SBC
*Availability/support of functions depend on the phone/app used!


Equalizer Number of bands/design 2x 14/parametric
Bass/treble adjustment Yes / Yes (+/- 12 steps)
Source specific bass/treble adjustment Yes
Balance/fader Yes / Yes (+/- 12 steps)
HPF/LPF Yes, separately for front/rear channels, variable
Loudness Yes
Sound Presets Yes (Rock, Pop, Classical)
Speaker Outputs (Channels) 4
Preamp Outputs (Channels, Voltage) 4 (RCA, < 4V)
Max. Power 4 x 50 watts
Sine power at 14.4 V 4 x 24 watts (according to DIN 45324)
Sub-Out 2 (RCA, gain/ frequency variable)


Display LCD, negative, anti-reflective, wide angle 2 lines, Alphanumeric/Symbols
Illumination color display/keys Vario Color, 4,096 colors
Day/Night mode Yes (manual/via dimmer connection)
Brightness Multi-level, variable
Time display Yes
HMI languages English, German
Low standby current Yes (< 3,5 mA )
Antenna inputs FM DIN/ ISO, DAB SMB (with 12 V phantom power)
Telephone mute Yes
Ext. handsfree microphone connector Yes
Remote control Yes (IR input for RC-10 and card remote)
Steering wheel remote control (SWC) Yes (analog, programmable, pre-programmed)
Variable scan time Yes
Confirmation beep Yes (can be deactivated)
Control panel type Fixed panel
Color panel/ decor ring Black/ Black
Software Update via USB
Permanent Memory Yes (Settings & Presets)
Demo mode Yes
Weight approx. 0.67 kg
Dimensions 50mm x 178mm x 116mm (H x W x D, housing only) 58mm x 186mm x 10mm (H x B x T, front w/o keys)
Operating voltage 10.5 – 14.4 V
Power consumption in operation: < 10A, 10 sec. after ACC power off: < 3.5 mA
External BT microphone Yes
Unlocking tool Yes
Connectors (ISO A, B) Yes
Antenna adaptor (DIN/ ISO) Yes
DAB antenna Optional accessories (e.g. 2 006 021 000 000)
IR remote control Optional accessories
Subject to technical modification.

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